Aquariums provide visitors with the rare opportunity to view up-close the exotic creatures that populate the undersea world. The stunning High Definition special WINDOW TO THE SEA showcases this fascinating marine life by exploring — and going behind-the-scenes — of four state-of-the-art facilities: the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois; the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California; the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts; and the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
With a combined collection of more than 20,000 aquatic animals, these world-renowned aquariums are more than just ocean zoos. As leading research and medical centers, these facilities work to advance our understanding of undersea life and protect the creatures that call the seas home.
WINDOW TO THE SEA highlights the work conducted by the aquariums' dedicated scientists, researchers, veterinarians and educators. From performing ultrasounds on pregnant woebegone sharks to training 2000-pound beluga whales to survive in the wild, their adventures illuminate a gorgeous and occasionally dangerous world that few people will ever experience.
Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting.